Movie Review: The Muppets (2011)

Thirty-two years after the first Muppet movie, the lovable puppets are back in The Muppets.

Replete with references to the glory days of The Muppets, this will make the 30-something adults feel nostalgic. There's the rendition of the classic "Rainbow Connection," the iconic opening number from "The Muppet Show," and the Muppet gang doing what they do best.

But beyond rehashing the past and reminding people of how big the Muppets were, the story was a little flat. The human actors in the film (Jason Segel and Amy Adams) were given cookie-cutter characters and the result was the puppets in the film were more "human." I was also disappointed with the jokes in the movie-- I didn't connect with most of the gags.

I hope The Muppets will come up with new fans after this film because Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and the rest of the gang still have a lot left in the tank. They just need much better and funnier material in the future.

Rating: 3.5/5

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